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By Metedio Iceta
Moyo- Comboni Missionary with support from Ponti di pace an organization in Italy has donated an ambulance for patient referral system in health centers of Palorinya refugee settlement in Moyo district.
During commissioning of the Ambulance in Moyo, Bro. Fafa Ayih, the Programme officer at Comboni Missionary said the vehicle is to serve refuges and host communities which will operate under Healing Kadi a Non-governmental organization providing health service in the Refugee Settlement.
“We were given this Ambulance by an organization called Ponti di pace (Means bring for peace) to serve the refugees and communities around the settlement. We are going to give it to one of the health facilities in the settlement and they are going to operate and carrying the sick people to the health centers within the settlement,” Bro Fafa said.
“Our long-term vision is to establish efficient, sustainable health care in Palorinya refugee settlement and improve the overall health and well-being of surrounding communities. We believe that a durable healthcare solution includes strengthening health education and disease prevention measures.”
Mr Alex Chelimo, the Moyo District Chief Administrative Officer applauded the donor for their support to the needy refugee patients. “This will greatly help the refugee and host communities and we hope there will be will no misuse so that it can last,” Mr Chelimo said.
Mr Kemish Buga, the secretary for health and Vice LCV Chairman said regarding health care service Moyo district is one of the districts in Uganda which is doing well under health system delivery service. “With this support our percent in the health sector will greatly improve. This Ambulance is much as is for the refugee but it is not only for them (Refugees) but also the hosting community will equal benefit from this service,” Mr Buga said.
Mr William Komakech, the Moyo Resident District Commissioner, said: “Health has no boundary and the ambulance will cater for anybody. We recognize it as important achievement done,” Mr Komakech said.
He said: “Government has released money to upgrade H/CIIs to H/CIIIs respectively. I believe if Moyo district received money for such development this will supplement the efforts of the partners.”